Sep 24, 2018  
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ANTH 254 - Animal Biocapital


Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4SS

The legal and ethical status of farmed and laboratory animals pose complex questions.  This course examines the culture and polotics of industrial animal husbandry and the prduction of animal biocapital.  What does it mean to “produce” animal flesh?  To “invent” and organism?  To patent life?  it has been fourty years since a contributor to the journal Hog Farm Management infamously declared the the farmers should “forget the pig is an animal,” and “treat him just like a machine in a factory.”  In that time, challenging questions over the legal and ethical status of farmed and laboratory animals have only grown more urgent and complex.   This course examines the culture and politics of industrial animal husbandry and the production of animal biocapital.

Enrollment Limit: 25
Instructor: L. Beldo


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